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The $1000 Flush

Before. And…


Sooooooo… The unthinkable happened. You know when you have a very healthy digestive system, like Miss C does, and after you’re done poo-ing and wiping, it all can’t fit down the drain? But you don’t know this, so you flush, only to see the water rising just to the edge of the commode and you hold your breath as it stops just before the first droplet spills over the edge? Typically, you back away at this point and wait for the water to subside or you find a trusty plunger, hold your nose and stab the bowl until it hiccups. Well, when this happened to my eight-year-old, he accidentally pushed the flush lever while trying to close the lid. What happened next was that poopy water overflowed, and it kept overflowing. It ran over the bathroom tiles, seeped through the carpet, sunk through the floor boards and dripped into the living room. And then you have poppy water dripping in a room far, far away from toilets that should not have poppy water anywhere near it.

Apparently, poopy water is known as Category 3 water (sounds serious, doesn’t it?). Well, it is. Here is the definition: “This is the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.”

I never knew what to do if my children ever clogged and then flooded a room with poopy water, but thank goodness now I do. You call for help. And then these nice people show up and tell you that they have to cut a hole in your ceiling and rip out all the poopy-touching things upstairs. The only positive thing from this $1000 flush is that I get to remodel the horridly-wallpapered upstairs bathroom. More to come on this…

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